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updated 10/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Honk! Beep, beep! Screeeeeeech! For those locked bumper to bumper on life's high-stress highway, a detour is at hand: tranquillity tapes, which artfully mix postcard pictures with E-zzzzzzz listening New Age music or the raw sounds of nature. Tapes designed to carry you off into the sunset or simply create a mood—and then be ignored—are turning up in specialty catalogs, on cable TV, in bars, hospitals and doctors' waiting rooms. They have not yet made their debut in elevators. Herewith a sampling of some of the mood videos on the market.

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